Moving Slowly Today

I returned from a quick visit to AZ last night. I got a bit of sewing done at Daughter #2’s house while she was working.

I also hemmed curtains for her while I was there and fixed a harness for my cute grand dog, Winnie.

We had a low key week for the most part, but we did have some very exciting news….

My son got engaged! We are thrilled. My new daughter in love is just the best! We even did a bit of quilting together.

She is a fast learner and did such a great job.

She is working on a lap quilt for a friend.

I got to spend time with Big L.

And Little L.

He’s always moving so it’s hard to get a good photo. It was warm!

But that doesn’t stop me from wanting a house out there! It is a dream that I have. I never thought I’d be a snowbird, but really, I just want to spend more time with my kids on both sides of the country.

My goal for the day is to unpack and take a nap. Have a good one!

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Churn Dash Decision Time

I participated in a swap organized by Barb at Fun with Barb a few years ago and ended up with 66 Civil War Repro blocks. They will finish at 6 inches. I’m still trying to decide how to set these. I could set them on point like this, or with alternate plain blocks.

I’ve used this setting with four patches. With off white in the blank spots, I’d have lots of room for quilting.

Maybe wide sashing.

Wide sashing with cornerstones?

I rather like the look of this last one, maybe I could use scrappy shirting fabrics for the sashing and keep The whole thing quite light. I really want to get this off the UFO list, so I hope to make a decision soon.

Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching Sunday

After I finished hand quilting the vintage hour glass quilt, I pulled these Liberty Hexies back out.

I quite like this shape.

I have enough pieces cut out for 16 more of these “flowers.” Then I’ll decide for sure how to set them together.

Have a great day!

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July/August Goals

Time to review those goals!

1. Finish the flag QOV. Done!

2. Hand quilt half the hour glass quilt. Done! Actually, the whole quilt is done! Woo hoo!

3. Finish another UFO. Not done. However, I’m working on two from my list. These Liberty Hexies:

And these tumblers.

What else did I do?

I made a jelly roll quilt for donation.

And I made a mini log cabin.

My goals for August look like this:

1. Finish the two batik baby quilts.

2. Finish the tumbler quilt.

3. Decide on and start my next hand quilting project.

4. Organize my fabric enough to get it all put away. 😳 The piles are getting on my nerves!

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Vintage Hour Glass

It’s done! Thanks to a long road trip, I was able to finish hand quilting and binding this beauty.

I truly enjoyed the process of hand quilting this. It was my first time using the big stitch quilting method, but I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last.

I used plain muslin on the back. I love it for vintage tops and it really shows off the quilting.

The beautiful scraps kept me entertained!

I’m rather sorry to see this one done!

I think I’ll take a nap now.

Have a great day!

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TBThursday ~ Small Vintage Quilts

I’m sharing a few of my small vintage quilts today.

This one has been around the house got a long time. One of my kids brought it home from their grandma’s house to cover a stuffed animal. I have no idea who made it. It is entirely made of feed sacks.

Hubby bought this one for me at an antique show. It is so sweet!

And this one Daughter #3 picked up for me at an estate sale. I love the fan quilting.

I picked this one up at an antique shop in Phoenix .

And this one was a thrift store find.

I find so much charm in these little pieces and wonder about the little ones that loved them.

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Wednesday

Remember my little log cabin quilt? I did finish it and forgot to share! I hand quilted in the ditch and in the center of the logs.

The next two photos are before washing.

And these are after.

It fits this little bed perfectly.

It is a far cry from the inspirational piece. But I’m happy with it.

Have a great day!

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Tumbler UFO

I cut these tumblers out a few years ago and then did nothing with them. This year they landed on the UFO list.

They finish at 4 inches tall. I have somewhere north of 800 of them in this bin, all cut from scraps.

Since I plan to spend time with one of my daughters, I packed up this project to take with me. She doesn’t have time off so I will sew while she is at work.

I really like these Iris bins from JoAnns. They are intended to hold 12 by 12 scrapbook paper. I like to use them for kitted up projects.

It is easy to tuck this into my suitcase along with any other sewing supplies I may need. She has a sewing machine I can use so this project is ready to go. Of course I’ll need a hand project as well. I better get that sorted next.

Have a great day!

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That Dritz Pen

Hi all! I had so many questions on the water pen for removing blue pen marks, that I decided to pop on and make a quick post.

I bought mine several years ago, but a quick search showed a place where you can still get them. Click here. No affiliation, I just love mine. I’m actually out of town, so I’m way behind on comments. Trying to catch up when I can.

Have a great day!

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Leader/Ender Update

I’m up to 20 blocks now, all made using the leader/ender method.

I played a bit with layouts again.

I will probably make at least 16 more blocks. I’m not tired of them yet! Have a great day!

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